It’s not easy being a student in higher education. There’s a lot of stress associated with maintaining good grades to remain in good academic standing. But grades are simply an end rather than a mean. That is, what is really important is learning course content. Theoretically the more a student learns, the higher his/her grade will be. So the student’s focus should be on what he/she learns rather than what grade he/she gets out of a course.
However, there are other ways to learn, and sometimes more important than what is learned in a classroom. A “mentor” is an experienced individual who provides advice and guidance to another individual. In my world, mentors are typically experienced businesspeople who “take a student under his/her wing” and share his/her wisdom with the student. This role is extremely important to young students who are trying to figure out what they professionally want to do for the next 30-40 years.
The School of Business presently has 1,500 students. There is a huge need for student mentors. If you feel that you have something to give to students, especially guidance through a caring relationship, then send Holland Williams (email@example.com), director of professional development, a message. Most mentors enjoy the experience while making a life changing impact on a young mind.